Hakeem Baba-Ahmad, Chief of staff to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for allegedly underperforming in the country.
Baba-Ahmad, who made this known in Kaduna while speaking with journalists, said he had already sent his resignation letter to the party chairman of his ward.
“This statement is to inform the public of my resignation from APC. I have sent a formal letter to this effect to chairman of my ward.
“This has been a very difficult decision, to leave a party I helped to form and made my humble contributions to put in power. After three years, however, I need to say that the APC has grossly under-performed and has forfeited any claim to my loyalty and continue membership.
“I do not believe in all conscience, that it should be trusted and encouraged to continue to govern our great country beyond 2019. I am not leaving to join another party. This is my decision and mine alone. It has nothing to do with the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
“It’s a decision taken after due consultations with Akida Group, a group that has predated my appointment as Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate. I will remain active in politics, as this is the main avenue for salvaging our nation from rising insecurity, poverty and divisions.”
Baba-Ahmed was one-time chairman of Congress for Progressive Change and interim chairman of APC in Kaduna state and formerly a secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission.